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posted Jul 2, 2022

Old Trails, New Systems: Re-Imagining Existing Trail Networks

by Peter Dolan with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Joshua Osowski with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Are you ready to view old trail networks with fresh eyes?


posted Jul 2, 2022

Oregon Trails 2015

The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.


published Aug 2010

Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails Long-Range Interpretive Plan

by National Park Service

This plan provides broad-based policies, guidelines, and standards for administering the four trails to ensure the protection of trail resources, their interpretation, and their continued use. Subsequent planning efforts tier off of the Comprehensive Management and Use Plan and provide more detailed recommendations and guidance. Among the many recommendations in the Comprehensive Management and Use Plan is one calling for a trails-wide interpretive plan.


published Apr 2014

Palmetto Trail Statewide Master Plan

by Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Alta Planning + Design

The Palmetto Trail Statewide Master Plan establishes a ten-year vision for completing and expanding the Palmetto Trail from South Carolina's mountains to its coast.


posted Jul 2, 2022

Parks Paradigm Shift

by Nancy Desmond with Cleveland Metroparks, Andy Williamson

Best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.


posted Jul 2, 2022

Pathway to the Pacific

Exploring options for trail types, surfaces, and alignments, along with trailheads and facilities, for a wide variety of activities.


published Mar 2007

Pathways to Trail Building

The intent of this 4th edition of a Tennessee Recreation Trails Manual is to help understand the dynamics of designing and building non-motorized trails.


published Oct 2015

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Road Safety Assessments Summary Report

by Federal Highway Administration

Conducting a simple assessment can be an effective first step in beginning a conversation about how to improve walking and bicycling networks.


published Jun 2001

Pennsylvania Greenways - An Action Plan for Creating Connections

This plan is designed to provide a coordinated and strategic approach to creating connections through the establishment of greenways.


published Jan 2015

Planning and Zoning Guide for Horse Friendly Communities

by Christine Hughes

Since land is saved locally, it is vital that horsemen understand the basics of planning and zoning and how this impacts horse keeping, breeding, competing and recreating, as well as equine related businesses in their communities, in order to retain access to horses and enjoy their benefits.


published Sep 2018

Planning Trails With Wildlife In Mind - CASE STUDIES and PROJECTS

by American Trails Staff

See examples of trail design in habitat areas, techniques for managing visitors, trail system planning, habitat restoration, trails as part of habitat conservation, and education on the value of wildlife and habitat.


published Aug 2018

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind - Introduction

by American Trails Staff

This handbook will help trail planners and builders balance the benefits of creating trails and being stewards of nature, especially wildlife.